Category Archives: Hero Dogs

Happy Holidays from the Hero Litter

The Hero Litter is ready to deck the halls with boughs of dog bones and fa-la-la-la-woof their way into the holiday season. These pups have been increasing the time they spend socializing with their volunteer puppy raisers, representing Canine Companions for Independence, … Continue reading

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“She’s not just Rob’s Hero Dog, she is our Hero Dog”

In 2008, our son Rob was in a car accident that resulted in a traumatic brain injury. He was in a coma for five weeks and in various hospitals for months. When we brought him home there was so much … Continue reading

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2013 Hero Dog Award Nominee, Leland

Yellow Labrador-Golden Retriever cross Leland can open doors, retrieve the phone and pick up dropped items. No, he’s not your typical pet. Leland is a highly trained assistance dog from Canine Companions for Independence®. And he’s changed Linda Uriadko’s life … Continue reading

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Meet Dre, 2013 Hero Dog Awards nominee

My name is AJ Brockman and I am a digital artist, designer, and positive thinker. I also have Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA), a progressive neuromuscular disease, and have been wheelchair-bound since age two. My disability definitely influences who I am, but … Continue reading

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The Stories of our Hero Dogs

Eighteen Canine Companions for Independence assistance dogs have been nominated for a Hero Dog Award! We are featuring some of their stories here, directly from the dogs’ human partners. Here’s our first one, don’t forget to vote each day! Hi … Continue reading

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